Share Your Junk (not what you think)


Search on for Lake Mac collectors… and the stuff they collect. The hunt is on for Lake Mac’s quirkiest, rarest and most interesting ...

Our Town ~ The Book


Hot chips by the beach, Romper Room on Channel 3, a job at the steelworks and live music at the Star Hotel. A crowded ...

Hunter’s Wine History (free samples!)


Author Talk: Dr Julie McIntyre’s Hunter Wine – A History. Join wine historian, Dr Julie McIntyre, as she delves into the history ...

Accolade for Local Historian


Vera Deacon ~ Photo credit UoN Writer, philanthropist, and historian Vera Deacon has been named a Freeman of the City in recognition ...

On the Future of Rathmines Park


A Master Plan and Plan of Management for Rathmines Park will guide the future use and development of the site and its historically ...

Awaba House in Art


Council calls on artists to honour venue’s history through art. Lake Macquarie City Council is calling on the creative community to bring ...

A City Built on Mutuals and Coops


Community stories keep the memory of iconic ‘The Store’ alive. Memories and stories from members of the Newcastle community of the iconic co-operative ‘The ...

BHP Closure 20 Years On


Twenty years since the closure of BHP means it’s time to remember how that industry shaped the city and region. The dismantling of ...

Preserving Hamilton’s Heritage Character


Four blocks of Hamilton will be the City’s first substantial heritage conservation area in 20 years. Selected houses are in the area bounded by ...

Rothbury Riot Ninety Years Later


In 1929, industrial conflict erupted in the Hunter Valley coal industry. The economic pressures of the Great Depression hit the industry hard, pitting miners against ...

Civilians Commemorated for first Military Wireless Signal in NSW


Three civilians - Edward Kirkby, Walter Hannam and Reginald Wilkinson - have been honoured on a plaque recognising their involvement as the signallers in the ...

Joy Cummings ~ Pride of Place


A bronze statue in homage to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor will stand facing Civic Theatre, in front of the former Civic railway station. ...

Society Holds Out for Waterside Museum


A ‘rebirthed’ Newcastle Maritime Museum Society (NMMS) wants council to broaden its scope from a “small display in [the city’s] general museum.” Society members, ...

Local Historians Share at Lake’s History Illuminated


Local Historians Ed Tonks, and Greg and Sylvia Ray, highlight Lake Macquarie libraries’ week of history events. Author Peter FitzSimons discusses his bestselling works, ...

Awaba House Statement


The state-heritage listed Awaba House at Booragul is currently closed due to a fire, which broke out in the building on Tuesday 20 ...

Council and Maritime Society at Loggerheads


City of Newcastle will retire trusteeship of the Newcastle Maritime Museum collection after the Newcastle Maritime Museum Society rescinded an agreement to donate the collection ...

Newcastle’s Convict Women Exhibition


The plights of convict women who overcame great hardships will be explored in an upcoming Newcastle Library exhibition. They Sent Me ...

Hale’s Awabakal Notebook Returns


150 year-old Hale notebook returns to Australia for landmark exhibition. American linguist Horatio Hale documented the Awabakal language in Newcastle more than ...

Evocative Earthquake Images in Exhibit


A doctor tending a man seriously injured on Beaumont Street and a Council worker whose composure - amid great adversity - belied her ...

Kearsley’s George Jeffery Park Named


Erosion of Stockton Bight shoreline following a severe yet typical mid-winter Hunter storm. Photographed on Sunday, 20th June, 1948 The park formally ...

‘Chum’ Skilton ~ Accidental Historian


Is it ever surprising to find, in some quiet suburban street, at least one seemingly ordinary citizen creating marvels of excellence? Pictured ...

Farewell to HMAS Newcastle


Novocastrians will farewell HMAS Newcastle when our namesake ship makes her final homecoming next week with a local at the helm. ...

Knock ‘er down… no, wait


The future of Parramatta’s historic Roxy Theatre will be decided at an appeal hearing in the Land & Environment Court June 12 to ...

Toot Toot… off to Sydney this Weekend?


Transport Heritage Expo over long weekend, 8, 9, 10 June 2019. Heritage trains from across NSW gather in Sydney this week in ...

Colonial Art at Seen@Swansea


Discover art and nature from colonial NSW at SEEN@Swansea’s latest exhibition. The historic journey of Harriet and Helena Scott is recorded through ...

Skippy Reminisce


Australian icon Skippy is star of new online exhibition. National Film and Sound Archive launches a tribute to Skippy, the bush kangaroo ...

Grants Offer to Preserve Lake Heritage


Heritage projects in Lake Macquarie district are eligible for City Council grants of up to $5000. Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said Council’s Local ...

Carving up the Suburbs


Late 19th and early 20th century subdivision plans of Hunter suburbs feature in a new Newcastle Library exhibition that offers a fascinating look ...

Singleton’s Big Party ~ Howe’s That!


As mining cancerously erodes St. Patrick Plains’ alluvial bounty - “the finest sheep country he (John Howe) had seen since leaving England” - ...

SS Iron Crown Discovered


After 77 years, the Australian freighter Iron Crown has been found on the ocean floor by maritime archaeologists aboard CSIRO’s research vessel Investigator. ...


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